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Page 16 Tuesday, July 27, 2010


The Public Record


T H E C H A M EVENTS / CONTACTS


August 3 “Choose to Chow” with the Palm Desert Chamber: Roaming location. 11:30 a.m.


August 4 Cathedral City Chamber Power Breakfast: Doral Desert Princess Resort. 7 a.m.


August 10 “Choose to Chow” with the Palm Desert Chamber: Roaming location. 11:30 a.m.


August 10 Palm Desert Chamber Business Breakfast: Desert Willow. 6:45 a.m.


August 17 Rancho Mirage Chamber Mixer: Ruby’s Diner. 5:30 p.m.


August 24 Palm Springs Chamber After Hours Mixer: Hotel Zoso. 5:00 p.m.


August 25 La Quinta Chamber After Dark Mixer: Homewood Suites, La Quinta. 5:30 p.m.


August 31 Indio Chamber Mixer: Sizzlers. 5:30 p.m.


Coachella


Chamber of Commerce 760-398-8089


www.coachellachamber.com Indian Wells


Chamber of Commerce 760-346-7095


www.indianwellschamber.com Indio


Chamber of Commerce 760-347-0676


www.indiochamber.org La Quinta


Chamber of Commerce 760-564-3199


www.lqchamber.com Palm Desert


Chamber of Commerce 760-346-6111 www.pdcc.org


Palm Springs


Chamber of Commerce 760-325-1577


www.pschamber.org Rancho Mirage


Chamber of Commerce 760-568-9351


www.ranchomirage.org


Jane Viscounty, wife of Indian Wells Chamber Board Member Tom Viscounty, celebrates her winnings at the Chamber’s recent mixer hosted by Mortons.


John Hussar (from left), Indian Wells Chamber board member, CEO, Ruth Finholt and Ron Salute, board member, enjoy meeting members at their recent mixer hosted by Morton’s.


RANCHO MIRAGE CHAMBER SPONSORS BUSINESS EXPO IN CONJUNCTON WITH RESTAURANT ROUNDUP


The Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce has announced that will


present a Business EXPO on Sunday, October 3, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at The River in Rancho Mirage. The Business EXPO will be held in conjunction with the Rancho Mirage Restaurant ROUNDUP. Featuring over 18 Rancho Mirage restaurants, ROUNDUP is a tasting event where restaurants provide savory samplings of their signature dishes. “Incorporating the business EXPO with the restaurant tasting event will provide a unique synergy for participating businesses to showcase their products and services,” said Darren Zetena, Chamber director of communication and finance. “The exhibit booths will be interspersed with the restaurants at the venue in order to provide optimum exposure for all participants.” Participants can save $50 for payment and application by Friday, July 30. Reserve your spot by contacting the Chamber at (760) 568-9351 or www.RanchMirage.org


CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEW


BY CAROLYN S. HOFFMAN INDIAN WELLS CHAMBER


LAUNCHES NEW STRATEGIC PLAN The Indian Wells Chamber of Commerce is launching a new


strategic plan and introducing a new board of directors. The strategic planning seminar was facilitated by Indian Wells City Manager Greg Johnson. A SWOT analysis was conducted to gain insight into factors that may be driving or influencing the Chamber. The Board identified and analyzed internal strengths and weaknesses and external opportunities and threats. These factors provided the framework for the organization’s new vision. At the recent Chamber mixer hosted by Morton’s Restaurant, newly


elected Chairman of the Board Keith Brinson shared with members the Chamber’s vision. “We have right here in our own Chamber every resource we need to promote our local businesses in this challenging economy,” said Brinson. “The top four most critical issues identified by the SWOT analysis


are to promote local businesses, improve finances, expand our growth and membership retention and continue to develop our leadership,” explained Chamber CEO Ruth Finholt. “The day was exception. The Board members are excited and have already begun to execute the information on a monthly basis. We see only success in the Chamber’s future,” she added. The newly elected board members are: Keith Brinson, chairman;


Corey Allen, treasurer; Sharon Devine, secretary; Roy Furguson, Greg Fisher, John Hussar, Denise Kramer, past chair; Daniel Levine, Al Liebman, Kristi Prieto, Ron Salute, Tom Viscounty, and Valerie Ward.


Kate Spates (from left) of Image Marketing Concepts along with employees Christine Stein and Evy Hansen shared with La Quinta Chamber members strategies on how to build their image marketing at the Chamber’s Power Lunch hosted by Fountains of Carlotta, senior living community.


INDIO CHAMBER LOOKS TO THE FUTURE WITH NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS


“The Indio Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Rodney


Chalmers as their new Chairman of the Board. New Board Members were officially sworn in at their Annual Meeting & Installation Celebration held at Fantasy Springs. Passing the gavel to Rodney was outgoing Chair Patrick Swarthout, who served as Chairman of the Board for the previous two years,” reported Chamber CEO Joyce Donaldson. New officers installed include, Vice-Chair, Valerie Ward-Burrtec


Waste & Recycling Services, Treasurer, Frank Curry M.D.-Indio Emergency Medical Group and Past Chair Patrick Swarthout-IID. Joining the officers on the Executive Committee are appointees Summer Parkinson-Empire Polo Club and Jesse Siess-Coachella Valley History Museum. The Chamber applauds newly elected Board Members Andy


Brakebill-Coachella Valley Printing Group, Linda Irwin-Linda Irwin State Farm Agency, William Jenkins III-William Jenkins III CPA and Jim Pedone-La Quinta Resort & Club. They join current Board Members: Jacquie Bethel, Jim Dibley, Joanne Gilbert, Christopher Holmes, Elaine Holmes, Nancy Madson, Rollie Pirkl, Chief Brad Ramos, Steve Sanchez, Jill Tremblay and Doug Welmas. “With a forward-thinking board, savvy staff and approachable


community leaders, the Indio Chamber will continue to offer a vibrant and sunny atmosphere which welcomes the business community. For a complete report on the Chamber’s 2009-2010 accomplishments please visit www.indiochamber.org,” Donaldson added.


Rodney Chalmers, newly elected Chairman of the Board for the Indio Chamber of Commerce


Valerie Ward of Burrtec Waste & Recycling Services, Vice-Chair of the Board for the Indio Chamber of Commerce


LA QUINTA CHAMBER POWER LUNCH FEATURES IMAGE MARKETING CONCEPTS


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